Favorite Teen Reads

Teens voted for their favorite young adult book during Teen Read Week earlier this month. Read the full article here. The top ten were:

1. Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares

2. The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen

3. Looking For Alaska by John Green

4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

5. Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

6. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

7. The Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah

8. Teen Idol by Meg Cabot

9. The Garden by Elise Aidinoff

10. How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito

About the author

Sarah Jamila Stevenson is a writer, artist, editor, graphic designer, professor of humanities, and localization QA tester, so she wears a teetering pile of hats. On any given day, she is very tired. She is the author of the middle grade graphic novel Alexis vs. Summer Vacation, and three YA novels, including the award-winning The Latte Rebellion.


  1. Aaaargh! I haven’t yet read any of those! I feel like I’m falling behind!!!

    Okay, actually, some of those don’t sound like things I’d be interested in, except the John Green one, because some of our writing group folk have said that it’s very ‘real’ about sex.

    And I have to admit a teensy, teensy bias against YA novels written about teen girls but by adult men. It’s not so much that they can’t possibly know how teen girls are… it’s just that sometimes they really miss. I’ll have to read the Alaska book and see.

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